Custom URLS for your Facebook Fan Page
In case you were wondering, there has been a recent development on this front:
Facebook has removed the limitation on its username service making it possible to get a vanity URL at any time.
Previously a Facebook Page, fan page or Facebook profile needed 25 ‘likes’ or more before you could choose your vanity URL. The vanity URL is basically a custom URL that you can pick to represent your fan page or social media profile or Facebook business page on Facebook. This means you longer have to send visitors to a looooooooong complicated and difficult-to-remember URL with random letters and numbers.
Profiles and Pages can take advantage of the custom URL; however, once chosen, it cannot be changed or transferred, or altered in any way.
Note: the company’s FAQ states that users need 25 Likes to register the vanity URL, but after extensive testing it appears that the limitation has been removed.
Great news for businesses taking advantage of Facebook for online targeted marketing and administrators of Facebook fan pages- we longer need to share an unattractive URL in the early stages of a fan page’s creation and promotion.
How do I set my custom Facebook fan page URL?
It is really simple and rather straightforward:
- Make sure you’re logged in to Facebook first.
- Then go here –>> http://www.facebook.com/username
If you’ve already set or picked a custom URL for your Facebook profile, it will be indicated in the pop-up box.
As mentioned it cannot be changed. It will display a drop-down list box of all pages you administer just below this.
Choose your page and if it’s eligible, you’ll be allowed to pick a custom URL, which will also need to be validated by Facebook.